Casuarina, Northern Territory

Casuarina is one of the northern suburbs of Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory of Australia.

Casuarina
Darwin, Northern Territory
Casuarina
Coordinates12°22.4′S 130°52.9′E
Population331 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)0810
Location14 km (9 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Casuarina
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Casuarina:
Nakara Nakara
Wanguri
Wanguri
Nakara Casuarina Wanguri
Wagaman
Alawa Alawa
Wagaman
Wagaman
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[2]

It is home to the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory, called Casuarina Square. Casuarina is a small suburb taking in the large shopping and business area and the adjoining emergency service facilities/ buildings.

History

Casuarina derives its suburban name from the casuarina trees that grow along the nearby Casuarina Beach. Casuarina was the name used in the early 1960s for the proposed main business area in the northern suburbs.

Transport

Casuarina is a base for one of three interchanges for the Darwin bus service which is located at Casuarina Square, just below Woolworths. From here, travellers can ride buses directly to the Darwin or Palmerston interchanges, or on circuits which service the surrounding suburbs before returning to the Casuarina interchange.

In late 2010, Vice President of The Northern Territory Transport Authority, David Rivett, authorised the introduction of the "Orbital Link" bus routes, that serve as express bus services to the Darwin and Palmerston bus interchanges. These services only run on weekdays and are intended to alleviate common travel difficulties encountered by those travelling to work and school in the peak hours of the day.

See also

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Casuarina (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. "Casuarina". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
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